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August 17th meeting reminder

Our next meeting is 7:00pm, Monday, August 17th

Meeting Notes

We’re excited to have a Modern Mini Showcase at the upcoming Vancouver Quilters’ Guild show and we hope you’ve started thinking about what you might make for the show! At our August meeting, Amy Dame will walk us through blocking a quilt, a process that squares everything up and gets your quilt looking great for a show. Share your progress pics using the hashtag #VMQGmodernminishowcase.

Upcoming VMQG Events

1) Pop it in Your Purse, Honey! Workshop with Berene Campbell, 10am-4pm, Sunday, August 16th, Croatian Cultural Centre, $50 for members, $55 for non-members (there are a couple spaces available, emailamy@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca by Saturday to sign up!)

2) EPIC Pacific Northwest Modern Quilt Guild Meet UpThursday, August 20-Sunday, August 23, SilverCloud Inn – University Village, Seattle, registration open until August 19th, $40 USD #EPICMeetup2015
4) Friday night Sew-in6:00-11:00pm, Friday, August 28th, Church Hall at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, $10

5) Fancy Fox II Quilt workshop with Jade Prosser, Sunday, September 27th, $50 for members, $55 for non-members (including the pattern) Several spaces available!

6) VMQG Weekend Quilting Retreat at Edenvale, October 16-18th, 2015.

August Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild MeetingWhen: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, August 17th, 2015
Where: Hewett Hall, Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 W 49th Ave, Vancouver (at the NE corner of W 49th Ave and Oak St).
Parking: Free parking is available in the parking lot. Street parking is also available.
Transit: The 49 and 17 buses run along 49th Ave and Oak St respectively. The Canada Line has a station at Cambie and 49th.
Guests: If you’re a guest, we’d appreciate it if you would email holly@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca to RSVP so we can know to expect you. Your first meeting is free and subsequent meetings are $5 until you become a member.

What to bring:
– 2014/15 membership card, completed membership form and $25 dues for 2014/15 (cheque made out to VMQG or cash, membership valid until Oct. 31, 2015) or guest fee ($5)
– calendar to record upcoming events
– $215 cheque for retreat (if you haven’t paid yet)
– cash, chequebook, or credit card to pay for VMQG events
– modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
– your name tag

– scrappy striped blocks for block lotto
– Round Robin kit if you are participating
– a mug (none will be supplied)
– treats are welcomed
– door prizes: Please bring donations to the meeting and sign up at the door prize table.

Agenda:– 6:30pm doors open, sign up for show and tell
– Welcome
– Blocking 101 by Amy Dame
– Guild Business
– Break (eat treats & socialize; sign up for workshop, sew-in)
– August Challenge
– Show and Tell
– Door Prizes & block lotto

Fragrance-free policy: For the comfort of all of our members, all guild events are scent-free.

See you there!

Recap of July 20th outdoor meeting

July 20th outdoor guild meeting

July 20th outdoor guild meeting

We had a lovely evening at Trout Lake Park last night for our fourth annual outdoor guild meeting! We were happy to welcome new members, friends and family, and several members of the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild. Our outdoor meeting is a casual affair but we did go through some business and I thought I’d post it here in case the drum circle made it hard for you to catch all the details.

Guild business

Samantha with baby quilt, photo by Holly Broadland

Samantha with baby quilt, photo by Holly Broadland

  • The guild presented a baby quilt to Samantha in celebration of her first meeting back since the birth of her son in April. It was pieced by Amy, quilted by Stacey M., and bound by Arita.
  • MQG Announcements: QuiltCon 2016 registration is open and QuiltCon quilt show registration is open. Two special challenges for the show are the Michael Miller Glitz Fabric Challenge and the EZ Quilting Triangle Challenge.
  • Upload your MQG Fabric Challenge photos to the gallery on the MQG Community Site for the Riley Blake Cottage Garden Challenge by July 31st
  • We are planning a QuiltCon Charity Quilt with Stacey Day as coordinator. Please email socialmedia@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca if you’re willing to volunteer to make a block, piece the top, quilt, bind, etc. This project wraps up early in the new year so we can get it to the US for the end of January.
  • We’re five! At our June meeting we handed out goody bags to members filled with a colour card for our new logo colours, a VMQG measuring tape, logo sticker, business card, and two buttons. Pick up your bag if you missed it!
  • We now have 103 members and Michelle has MQG membership cards for all of us! There are also pins for those who didn’t get one yet. Pick them up!
  • Nominations will open soon for 2015/16 executive positions and we will have several open positions. Please watch the blog for a post so you can help out your guild and have a lot of fun!
  • Congrats to our four members who have quilts in the Quilt! Knit! Stitch! Black to White Challenge. Felicity, Alicia, Terry & Stacey Day will have quilts on display in Portland in August.
  • Sew outs – second North Van sew-out coming up at 6pm on Monday, July 27th, RSVP to Paula if you’re planning on going
  • Summer Friday night sew-in at Holy Trinity on August 28th. You can pay at the August meeting or via the PayPal button on the blog post about the sew-in.
  • Upcoming workshops: Stick it in Your Purse, Honey! on August 16th with Berene Campbell (a few spaces remaining) and Fancy Fox II on September 27th with Jade Prosser  (several spaces remaining)
  • Bainbridge Island MQG is looking for quilts for their 3rd annual Quilt Festival, Saturday, Sept 12th, and you can drop them off at the PNW MQG meet up in Seattle
  • PNW MQG Meet up, Seattle, Aug 20-23, about four VMQG members are registered at this point. Contact Holly at holly@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca if you’ve decided to go. Register at the Seattle MQG site for $40 USD.
  • Quilts for our Modern Mini Showcase at the Vancouver Quilters’ Guild show are due in 2 months at our September 21st meeting.
  • Balance due tonight for our October 2015 Edenvale retreat.
  • Changes to guild meeting dates: October meeting will be the 4th Monday (Oct 26th) (Gee’s Bend quilters speaking at Maiwa on our usual meeting night of the 3rd Monday, 13 seats left), December meeting will be on 2nd Monday (Dec 14th) as the 21st was after school lets out for the holidays.
July block challenge

July challenge blocks by Niki Storr

July Challenge – Niki shared a string block we’ll be doing as our next block lotto. Keep an eye on the Challenges page for the instructions.

Show and Tell – Watch the VMQG Flickr group for Janice’s photos of the show and tell. You’ll see a death star, a dahlia, some fancy foxes, lots of fancy quilting, a turtle pillow made by my eight year old, and much more! Thanks to Janice, Alicia and Marilyn for volunteering to be our new photography committee!

Fairground blocks hanging at our outdoor meeting

Fairground blocks hanging at our outdoor meeting

To wrap up the meeting, we gave out door prizes and did a draw for the Fairground blocks that had been hanging on a line throughout the meeting. Krista was the lucky winner!

We’ll see you back at the Unitarian Church on August 17th!

July 20th outdoor meeting reminder

Our next meeting is 7:00pm, Monday, July 20th

VMQG meeting at Trout Lake Park
We look forward to seeing you on Monday for our guild meeting! We’ll be meeting at a different location than usual so we can enjoy the summer weather at Trout Lake Park. The forecast is currently showing a high of 23C on Monday, which sounds great for a lovely evening at the park!

Cottage Garden Challenge by Janet Archibald
Janet Archibald’s Challenge Project

We will be sharing our Riley Blake Cottage Garden MQG Fabric Challenge projects at this meeting and we’d like to ask people who have already shared their completed projects to bring them back for a group photo.

If you didn’t get your awesome goody bag at our 5th anniversary meeting, come pick it up at Trout Lake! And if you’re going on our retreat in October, the balance of your payment is due at this meeting so remember your cheque!

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Outdoor Meeting
When: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, July 20th, 2015 Come early and bring a picnic dinner! FYI: The concession stand will be closed, so bring your own food! We’ll start our meeting around 7pm as usual.
Who: VMQG members, guests, and families. You are welcome to bring your families and friends along at no charge. There is a nearby playground for the children to enjoy if they need a diversion.
Where: The grassy area near the concession stand at the south end of Trout Lake in John Hendry (Trout Lake) Park, East Vancouver. The nearest intersection is BC Parkway and E 19th Ave. The closest parking lots are at BC Parkway just off of E 19th Ave (smaller lot, but closer to the meeting place) and Trout Lake Community Centre (larger lot, entrance at Victoria Dr and E 15th Ave, five min walk from site).
Inclement Weather Plan: We have an alternate venue in place in case of inclement weather and we will confirm the meeting location on the day of the meeting on our Facebook page. If the weather is iffy, please check social media!

Map of covered area at Trout Lake Park
Transit: The #20 bus goes down Commercial Drive and takes you within a few blocks of our meeting place.
Questions: Check in with our facebook page or twitter account if you need help on the night of the meeting. Holly will be monitoring the pages on her phone.

Upcoming VMQG Events
1) Friday night Sew-in on Friday, July 17th at Holy Trinity Anglican Church 6:00pm-11:00pm for $10 (contact holly@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca to register).

Purses mini quilt

2) Stick It In Your Purse, Honey! Workshop with Berene Campbell, Sunday, August 16th, Croatian Cultural Centre $50 ($55 non-members), includes pattern.Emailamy@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca to register.

3) PNW MQG Meet UpFriday, August 21st-Sunday, August 23rd, Seattle. SeeSMQG website for more information. #EPICmeetup2015
4) Friday night Sew-in on Friday, August 28th at Holy Trinity Anglican Church 6:00pm-11:00pm for $10 (priority registration for VMQG members).

Fancy Fox II quilt by Stacey Murton
Fancy Fox II quilt by Stacey Murton, pattern by Elizabeth Hartman

5) Fancy Fox II Quilt Workshop with Jade Prosser, Sunday, September 27th, $50 for members, $55 for non-members (including the pattern).

What to bring:

– 2014/15 membership card, completed membership form and $25 dues for 2014/15 (cheque made out to VMQG or cash, membership valid until Oct. 31, 2015) or guest fee ($5)
– calendar to record upcoming events
– $215 deposit cheque for retreat (if attending)
– cash, chequebook, or credit card to pay for VMQG events
– modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
– your name tag
Flag blocks
– flag blocks for block lotto
– Round Robin kit if you are participating
– quilt or folding chair to sit on
– a mug (none will be supplied)
– treats are welcomed
– door prizes: Please bring donations to the meeting and sign up at the door prize table.

Agenda:– sign up for show and tell
– Welcome
– Icebreaker
– Guild Business
– Break (eat treats & socialize!; sign up for sew-ins and workshops, pick up goody bags)
– July Challenge
– Show and Tell
– Block Lotto & Door Prizes

Fragrance-free policy: For the comfort of all of our members, all guild events are scent-free.

Note: Members are welcome to request copies of the minutes from previous guild or executive meetings by emailing Rebecca at secretary@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca.

See you there!

June 15th Meeting Reminder – 5th anniversary party!

Our next meeting is 7:00pm, Monday, June 15th

Meeting Notes

5th birthday candle

Our June meeting marks five years since the founding of the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild and we hope you’ll come celebrate with us whether you just found out about our guild at Maker Faire or you’ve been with us since the start!

This meeting will be fun and festive with a game, treats, fruit punch, and plenty of door prizes as well as our regular meeting highlight – show and tell! We’ll be handing out journal covers to those of you who participated in the swap with Modern Quilt Guild Victoria.

Upcoming VMQG Events
1) Summer Sew-outs (dates and locations to be announced in VMQG Facebook group)
2) Friday night Sew-in, 6:00-11:00pm, Friday, July 17th, Church Hall at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, $10
3) Outdoor Guild Meeting, 6:30-9ish, Monday, July 20th, near the concession stand at Trout Lake Park, family and friends welcome!

4) Friday night Sew-in, 6:00-11:00pm, Friday, August 28th, Church Hall at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, $10
5) Fancy Fox Quilt workshop with Jade Prosser, Sunday, September 27th, $50 for members, $55 for non-members (including the pattern)

6) VMQG Weekend Quilting Retreat at Edenvale, October 16-18th, 2015. Several spaces available. $265 total ($50 deposit due immediately to reserve your spot).

 

June Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild MeetingWhen: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, June 15th, 2015
Where: Hewett Hall, Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 W 49th Ave, Vancouver (at the NE corner of W 49th Ave and Oak St).
Parking: Free parking is available in the parking lot. Street parking is also available.
Transit: The 49 and 17 buses run along 49th Ave and Oak St respectively. The Canada Line has a station at Cambie and 49th.
Guests: If you’re a guest, we’d appreciate it if you would email holly@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca to RSVP so we can know to expect you. Your first meeting is free and subsequent meetings are $5 until you become a member.

What to bring:
– 2014/15 membership card, completed membership form and $25 dues for 2014/15 (cheque made out to VMQG or cash, membership valid until Oct. 31, 2015) or guest fee ($5)
– calendar to record upcoming events
– $50 deposit cheque for retreat (if attending)
– cash, chequebook, or credit card to pay for VMQG events
– modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
– your name tag
butterfly string block
– butterfly string blocks for block lotto
– completed Sunshowers quilt colouring sheet so we can share colour ideas!
– a mug (none will be supplied)
– treats are welcomed
– door prizes: Please bring donations to the meeting and sign up at the door prize table. It’s fun to have extra prizes for our 5th anniversary party and we appreciate your contributions!

Agenda:– 6:30pm doors open, sign up for show and tell
– Welcome
– VMQG Game
– Guild Business
– Break (eat treats & socialize; pick up journal covers from swap and Maker Faire quilts (if applicable), members pick up 5th anniversary gifts, sign up for workshop, sew-ins, retreat)
– June Challenge
– Show and Tell
– Door Prizes & block lotto

See you there!

May 18th meeting reminder

Our next meeting is 7:00pm, Monday, May 18th

Meeting Notes

Quilt by Stacey Murton
At our May meeting, VMQG treasurer Stacey Murton will be sharing tips on making pixel quilts. She’s used patterns by YouPatch to create quilts like “Big Brother” above and has ideas on how to simplify the process.

We’re looking forward to welcoming new VMQG members tonight at we’re halfway through the guild year and our membership fees have been prorated to $25! See Membership Coordinator Michelle McLatchy at the registration table to become a member.

Upcoming VMQG Events
1) Granville Island adventure and Sew Out at Trout Lake Tuesday, May 19th, contact Stacey Day at socialmedia@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca for info.
2) Circles Circles Circles Workshop with Terry Aske, 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday, May 24th, Croatian Cultural Centre. $55 ($60 non-members). Several spaces remaining!
3) Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, 10:00am-6:00pm, Saturday, June 6th and Sunday, June 7th, PNE Forum. Volunteers needed!
4) VMQG Weekend Quilting Retreat at Edenvale, October 16-18th, 2015. Several spaces available. $265 total ($50 deposit due immediately to reserve your spot).

May Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild MeetingWhen: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, May 18th, 2015
Where: Hewett Hall, Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 W 49th Ave, Vancouver (at the NE corner of W 49th Ave and Oak St).
Parking: Free parking is available in the parking lot. Street parking is also available.
Transit: The 49 and 17 buses run along 49th Ave and Oak St respectively. The Canada Line has a station at Cambie and 49th.
Guests: If you’re a guest, we’d appreciate it if you would email holly@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca to RSVP so we can know to expect you. Your first meeting is free and subsequent meetings are $5 until you become a member.

What to bring:
– 2014/15 membership card, completed membership form and $25 dues for 2014/15 (cheque made out to VMQG or cash, membership valid until Oct. 31, 2015) or guest fee ($5)
– calendar to record upcoming events
– $50 deposit cheque for retreat (if attending)
– cash, chequebook, or credit card to pay for VMQG events
– modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
– quilted journal cover (unwrapped) with a card including your contact information forswap with MQG Victoria (if participating)
– modern quilts to share with the public at our Maker Faire booth (quilts will be touched and will be returned at our June meeting)
– your name tag
– Intersection blocks for block lotto
– a mug (none will be supplied)
– treats are welcomed
– door prizes: Please bring donations to the meeting and sign up at the door prize table.

Agenda:– 6:30pm doors open, sign up for show and tell
– Welcome
– Pixel Quilts with YouPatch by Stacey Murton
– Guild Business
– Break (eat treats & socialize; sign up for retreat, workshop, volunteer for Maker Faire)
– May Challenge
– Show and Tell
– Door Prizes & block lotto

See you there!

April 20th meeting reminder

Our next meeting is 7:00pm, Monday, April 20th

Meeting Notes
Welcome to QuiltCon sign

QuiltCon, the quilt show and conference put on by The Modern Quilt Guild, may have happened two months ago, but it’s still fresh in the minds of our members who visited Austin, Texas. Several VMQG members will share about their QuiltCon experiences at our meeting and Shelagh Rooney is going to talk about her trip to Gee’s Bend, Alabama.

At this meeting, we’ll also be opening up registration for the VMQG Weekend Quilting Retreat happening at Edenvale, October 16-18th, 2015. If you’d like to register, please bring a cheque for the $50 deposit to tomorrow’s meeting. There will be a lottery if we have more interest than spaces after our April meeting.

Upcoming VMQG Events
1) Applique with a Modern Twist Workshop with Stacey Murton and Matt Wheeler, 10:00am-4:00pm, Sunday, April 26th, Croatian Cultural Centre. $50 ($55 non-members). Fee includes some basic supplies (possibly one space remaining).
2) Friday night Sew-in, 6:00-11:00pm, May 1st, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, $10 ($15 day of) (several spaces remaining)
3) Circles Circles Circles Workshop with Terry Aske, 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday, May  24th, Croatian Cultural Centre. $55 ($60 non-members).
4) Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, 10:00am-6:00pm, Saturday, June 6th and Sunday, June 7th, PNE Forum. Volunteers needed!

April Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild MeetingWhen: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, April 20th, 2015
Where: Hewett Hall, Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 W 49th Ave, Vancouver (at the NE corner of W 49th Ave and Oak St).
Parking: Free parking is available in the parking lot. Street parking is also available.
Transit: The 49 and 17 buses run along 49th Ave and Oak St respectively. The Canada Line has a station at Cambie and 49th.
Guests: If you’re a guest, we’d appreciate it if you would email holly@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca to RSVP so we can know to expect you. Your first meeting is free and subsequent meetings are $5 until you become a member.

What to bring:
– 2014/15 membership card, completed membership form and $50 dues for 2014/15 (cheque made out to VMQG or cash, membership valid until Oct. 31, 2015) or guest fee ($5)
– calendar to record upcoming events
– $50 deposit cheque for retreat (if attending)
– cash, chequebook, or credit card to pay for VMQG events
– modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
– list of UFOs (Unfinished Objects) and $2 per item for UFO Challenge
– your name tag
– 1/4 circle blocks for block lotto
– a mug (none will be supplied)
– treats are welcomed
– door prizes: Please bring donations to the meeting and sign up at the door prize table.

Agenda:– 6:30pm doors open, sign up for show and tell
– Welcome
– QuiltCon & Gee’s Bend Trip Recap by Shelagh, Felicity & Stacey D.
– Guild Business
– Break (eat treats & socialize; sign up for retreat, sew-in, workshops, volunteer for Maker Faire)
– April Challenge
– Show and Tell
– Door Prizes & block lotto
See you there!

February 16th meeting reminder

Our next meeting is 7:00pm, Monday, February 16th

Meeting Notes

1) Stacey M. will be sharing an Instagram tutorial at our meeting so bring your smart phone or tablet and play along. There will be how-tos for the beginner and advanced users will learn a thing or two as well!

2) It’s time to share your Cotton + Steel Mini Fabric Challenge projects! Nearly fifty people took fabric to make whatever they liked and we’re looking forward to seeing what you made. Post finished projects using the hashtag #vmqgcottonandsteel

3) Our UFO Challenge is up and running and it’s time to sign up! Bring a list of your unfinished projects that you’d like to complete by the fall and $2/project. Full details in our blog post.

4) We have lots of upcoming workshops and sew-ins coming up (including a brand new workshop to be announced at the meeting!) so be sure to bring your calendar and method of payment so you can register!

Upcoming VMQG Events
1) All-day “We’re not going to QuiltCon” Sew-in on Sunday, February 22nd at the Croatian Cultural Centre  9:00am-9:00pm for $20.
2) Weekend Sew-in Saturday, March 14th and Sunday, March 15th, 9:00am-midnight at the Croatian Cultural Centre both days: $35, per day: $20
3) Guild Meeting with “Make It, Take It” Trunk Show by author Krista Hennebury, 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, March 16th
4) Wedge Workshop with Paul Krampitz (FULL), 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday, March 29th, Croatian Cultural Centre $55 ($60 non-members), includes wedge ruler. We are taking names for a wait list.
5) Applique with a Modern Twist Workshop with Stacey Murton and Matt Wheeler, 10:00am-4:00pm, Sunday, April 26th, Croatian Cultural Centre. $50 ($55 non-members). Fee includes some basic supplies.
6) New workshop to be announced at the meeting, May 2015


Applique sample by Stacey Murton

February Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild MeetingWhen: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, February 16th, 2015
Where: Hewett Hall, Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 W 49th Ave, Vancouver (at the NE corner of W 49th Ave and Oak St).
Parking: Free parking is available in the parking lot. Street parking is also available.
Transit: The 49 and 17 buses run along 49th Ave and Oak St respectively. The Canada Line has a station at Cambie and 49th.
Guests: If you’re a guest, we’d appreciate it if you would email holly@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca to RSVP so we can know to expect you. Your first meeting is free and subsequent meetings are $5 until you become a member.

What to bring:
– 2014/15 membership card, completed membership form and $50 dues for 2014/15 (cheque made out to VMQG or cash, membership valid until Oct. 31, 2015) or guest fee ($5)
– calendar to record upcoming events
– cash, chequebook, or credit card to pay for VMQG events
– your Cotton + Steel Mini Fabric Challenge project
– modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
– list of UFOs (Unfinished Objects) and $2 per item for UFO Challenge
– your name tag
– Raspberry Kiss blocks for block lotto
– a mug (none will be supplied)
– treats are welcomed
– door prizes: Please bring donations to the meeting and sign up at the door prize table.

Agenda:– 6:30pm doors open: socialize, sign up for show and tell
– Welcome
– Introduction to Instagram (aka We Be Grammin’)
– Guild Business
– Break (eat treats & socialize; sign up for workshop & sew-ins)
– February Challenge
– Show and Tell
– Door Prizes & block lotto

See you there!

New Year, New Fun!

Happy New Year to all our awesome members!

We hope you had a great time at the January meeting. If you missed it, January kicked off with a ton of new group projects, challenges, and a block lotto!

 

Round Robin 2015 signs up were posted and filled. 11 out of 12 spots were filled, so if you missed out and are interested in participating, please email socialmedia@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca to register. This will be a first come first serve spot for members only. *updated Jan 28*The Final spot has been filled!

IF enough people are interested who didn’t get a spot in  RR2015 or couldn’t commit for a whole year, there may be a Mini Round Robin started. The Mini Round Robin will run for 6 months and have spots for 6 members. Please email socialmedia@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca to sign up.

The Round Robin has its own page now, so the information is organized and in a one place! The link is above the VMQG banner on the blog under Round Robin 2015

January Challenges

Our first nametag challenge was way back in 2010, and with all the new members who have joined us in the past year, there are a lot of new names to learn! WHat better way to introduce yourself then with a lovely handmade nametag?

Your nametag can be any shape, size, color, ect. The only requirement is, you guessed it!-Your NAME!

We also have a block lotto running this month. Make as many Raspberry Kiss Blocks as you like to the February meeting. Each block gets you an entry into the draw for a portion (or all) of the blocks. The more you make, the more chances you have, and the more blocks you can win!

Block lottos and guild challenges also have a dedicated page, where you can find all the information and tutorials. These pages will be active all year, so if you missed a challenge or want to go back and make something again the information will be there for you. The page is found above the VMQG banner at the top of the blog under Challenges. Hover over the Challenges tab to find the month, or click to the Challenges page and then choose the month.

Stay tuned for some more awesome stuff from your Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild, including some great workshops from our amazing and talented members!

 

January 19th meeting reminder

Our next meeting is 7:00pm, Monday, January 19th

A few reminders:

1) As it’s the first month of the year, we thought it would be fun to share our first quilts! If you have access to your first quilt, please bring it to show and tell at tomorrow night’s meeting. If your quilt isn’t in your possession anymore, perhaps you can just share a story about it! (sorry for the extremely late notice!)

2) Our UFO Challenge is kicking off again for 2015 and it’s time to sign up! Bring a list of your unfinished projects that you’d like to complete by the fall. Full details in our blog post.

3) Mini Fabric Challenge: Members can pick up their Cotton + Steel 10″ x 10″ squares for the mini fabric challenge until break time. As you’re working on your challenge, be sure to share it using the hashtag #vmqgcottonandsteel

Upcoming VMQG Events
1) Friday night Sew-in, 6:00-11:00pm, Friday, January 30th, Holy Trinity Church Hall, $10
2) All-day “We’re not going to QuiltCon” Sew-in on Sunday, February 22nd at the Croatian Cultural Centre  9:00am-9:00pm for $20 (priority registration for VMQG members).
3) Weekend Sew-in Saturday, March 14th and Sunday, March 15th, 9:00am-midnightat the Croatian Cultural Centre both days: $35, per day: $20
4) Wedge Workshop with Paul Krampitz, Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm, March 29th, Croatian Cultural Centre $55 ($60 non-members), includes wedge ruler.
5) Applique with a Modern Twist Workshop with Stacey Murton and Matt Wheeler, Sunday, April 26th, Croatian Cultural Centre.

Applique sample by Stacey Murton

January Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild MeetingWhen: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, January 19th, 2015
Where: Hewett Hall, Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 W 49th Ave, Vancouver (at the NE corner of W 49th Ave and Oak St).
Parking: Free parking is available in the parking lot. Street parking is also available.
Transit: The 49 and 17 buses run along 49th Ave and Oak St respectively. The Canada Line has a station at Cambie and 49th.
Guests: If you’re a guest, we’d appreciate it if you would email holly@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca to RSVP so we can know to expect you. Your first meeting is free and subsequent meetings are $5 until you become a member.

What to bring:
– 2014/15 membership card, completed membership form and $50 dues for 2014/15 (cheque made out to VMQG or cash, membership valid until Oct. 31, 2015) or guest fee ($5)
– calendar to record upcoming events
– cash, chequebook, or credit card to pay for VMQG events
– your first quilt for Show and Tell
– modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
– list of UFOs (Unfinished Objects) and $2 per item for UFO Challenge
– your name tag
– a mug (none will be supplied)
– treats are welcomed
– door prizes: Please bring donations to the meeting and sign up at the door prize table.

Agenda:– 6:30pm doors open: socialize, sign up for show and tell, renew memberships, pick up your Teeny Weeny Swap item
– Welcome
– Show and Tell: Part 1, First quilts
– Guild Business
– Break (eat treats & socialize!; sign up for workshop/sew-ins)
– January Challenge
– Show and Tell: Part 2, Recent work
– Door Prizes

See you there!

December 15th meeting reminder

Our next meeting is 7:00pm, Monday, December 15th

A few reminders:

1) We’re looking forward to celebrating the holidays with you at our December meeting! We’ll have cupcakes! And punch! We’re also putting out a call to members to bring in refreshments to make the party even more festive. Extra door prizes are always fun as well!

2) Thanks to those of you who have renewed your memberships! Our membership year started on November 1st, so if you haven’t renewed, what’s holding you back? (really, we want to know!)

3) We’ll be launching a mini fabric challenge for members only at our December meeting, don’t miss out!

4) Join in the fun with our ornament swap! There’s still time to make an ornament to exchange at our meeting. Bring an ornament, get an ornament!

Upcoming VMQG Events

1) Friday night Sew-in, 6:00-11:00pm, Friday, January 30th, Holy Trinity Church Hall, $10

2) All-day “We’re not going to QuiltCon” Sew-in on Sunday, February 22nd at the Croatian Cultural Centre  9:00am-9:00pm for $20 (priority registration for VMQG members).

3) Weekend Sew-in Saturday, March 14th and Sunday, March 15th, 9:00am-midnight at the Croatian Cultural Centre both days: $35, per day: $20

4) Wedge Workshop with Paul Krampitz, Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm, March 29th, Croatian Cultural Centre $55 ($60 non-members), includes wedge ruler.

December Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild MeetingWhen: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, December 15th, 2014

Where: Hewett Hall, Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 W 49th Ave, Vancouver (at the NE corner of W 49th Ave and Oak St).

Parking: Free parking is available in the parking lot. Street parking is also available.

Transit: The 49 and 17 buses run along 49th Ave and Oak St respectively. The Canada Line has a station at Cambie and 49th.

Guests: If you’re a guest, we’d appreciate it if you would email holly@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca to RSVP so we can know to expect you. Your first meeting is free and subsequent meetings are $5 until you become a member.

What to bring:

– 2014/15 membership card, completed membership form and $50 dues for 2014/15 (cheque made out to VMQG or cash, membership valid until Oct. 31, 2015) or guest fee ($5)

– calendar to record upcoming events

– cash, chequebook, or credit card to pay for VMQG events

– modern quilt to share at Show and Tell

– ornament for ornament swap

– your name tag

– a mug (none will be supplied)

– treats are welcomed

– door prizes: Please bring donations to the meeting and sign up at the door prize table.

Agenda:

– 6:30pm doors open: socialize, sign up for show and tell, renew memberships, pick up your Teeny Weeny Swap item

– Welcome

– Ice Breaker

– Show and Tell (Teeny Weeny Swap items & group photo)

– Break (eat treats & socialize!; exchange ornaments, sign up for workshop/sew-ins)

– December Challenge

– Guild Business

– Door Prizes

See you there!